Sanekata Shū 34

One autumn, when I invited Lord Michitsuna, the Middle Captain, to go fishing, he said, ‘You prefer taking life to the Way of the Buddha!’, and I composed:


uzigaFa no
aziro no Fiwo mo
kono aki Fa
amida Fotoke ni
yoru to koso kike
Upon the River Uji
Sweetfish-fry against the nets
This autumn
To Amida Buddha
Are drawn, or so I hear!

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